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Poker news | Mar 31, 2020

Bulgarian players are back in the game

By RTR Dennis

Bulgarian poker surge

Poker and Casino are on the up and Bulgarian players are back in the game

In the past 14 days search for casino terms in Bulgaria increased by 36%, and most online operators are experiencing between 20% and 60% increase in casino bets, according to affiliates who have visibility over player activity.

But the story with regards to poker is even more interesting, particularly because of the consistent decline and, by large, the falling from grace which the industry experienced in the past 10 years. Yes, Poker has seen a spectacular revival in popularity with several major milestones reached in just a matter of few weeks.

As poker search traffic has increased by 30-40%, Pokerstars in particular have experienced a surge of more than 70% in Bulgaria, probably also connected to the recent Anniversary Sunday Million. The tournament turned out to be the biggest online poker event ever, with a prize pool of more than $18 million, more than 60 thousand players and more than 30k re-buys. Happily, we also had 2 Bulgarian players win, both with more than $10,000 in prize money each!

Indeed the increase in interest in poker has been so substantial that even PokerStars have had to reallocate new teams to help with verification of new customers, due to lack of capacity in dealing with the interest in the beloved game!

And all this with most poker operators reporting traffic at its highest point in the last 5 years.

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